Crazy People like Crazy Gates..!

It was a class reunion, “Hi, aren’t you Charles who got 100%?”
“How you doing? And what are you doing?”
“I’m a banker, and might make it to manager next year!”
“And you? You were known as Crazy Gates, weren’t you?”
“Ah well, I guess you know I’m the richest man alive!”
Many students who are getting high percentage marks in school, slow down later in studies and career. Quite often the reason being they learnt to mug everything, learn it byheart, and vomit the same onto their answer sheets without understanding the subject.
We are finally getting a nation of parrots!
And what about the thinkers? Students who try to think things out?
“Stupid!” they call the boy or girl who has applied his or her mind!
One day a truck driver was doing his usual load delivery at a mental hospital, by parking his vehicle beside an open drain. He discovered a flat tyre when he was about to return from the mental hospital.
He jacked up the truck and removed the flat tyre to fix the spare tyre.
When he was about to fix the spare tyre, he accidentally dropped all the 4 bolts in the open drain. As he could not fish the bolts in the open drain, he started to panic as to what should be done?
Just then, one patient happened to walk past him and asked the driver as to why he was looking troubled. The driver thought to himself, since there is nothing much he can do or this mental joker can. Just to keep the bugging away, the truck driver informed the whole episode to the mental patient and gave a helpless look.
The patient just laughed at the truck driver and said you just cannot even fix such a simple problem? “No wonder you are destined to remain a truck driver for life”.
The truck driver was astonished to hear such a compliment from a mental guy. “Here is what you can do” said the mental patient… “Take one bolt from each of the remaining 3 tyres wheels and fix it on to this tyre. Then drive down to the nearest workshop and replace the missing ones. Isn’t it simple my friend?”
The truck driver was so impressed with this quick fix answer and asked the patient “How come you are so smart and intelligent and you are here at the mental hospital?”
The patient replied “Hello friend! I stay here because I am crazy but not stupid”.
Which is what the teacher who calls the student ‘stupid,’ should realize, that the poor student can be called intelligently crazy to have not followed the mugging pattern, but, is certainly not stupid.
And you teachers please don’t ruin these ‘crazy’ people with their out of the box thinking, who have learned to understand and comprehend, by not ‘mugging’! These are the ones moving the nation on.
And unfortunately, today, thinkers and other crazy people are being called stupid in every field as the ones with no clear thinking or understanding run our country!
We need crazy people to save us from this stupid mess..!




3 thoughts on “Crazy People like Crazy Gates..!”

  1. So well brought out Bob.
    This stupid malady has struck us nationally, thanks to our very opportunistic politicos
    We need to find a way to beat them at their game.
    Let’s make an effort to take the first baby step through this column.

  2. The examination system of our education just checks two things, one, how much you can store in your rote memory and how fast you can finish writing exam paper i.e., writing speed. No way does the system really indicate a person’s Intelligence and the potential to do great things or invent new things or come up creatively with new ideas. It is sad this system is still going on.

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